Full Time: Chennaiyin FC 1-3 Delhi Dynamos
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FULL TIME! The reaction in the Dynamos camp speaks volumes about the relationship amongst the players and the manager. The manager is fist pumps whilst the rest of the bench darts towards the pitch.
Malouda and the team thanks the travelling bunch. Dynamos fans have come in very small numbers, but their celebration can be heard even on the other end of the stands.
Delhi Dynamos third goal.
Chennaiyin now face a very tough task to secure a place in the knockout stages after two winless games.Dynamos, on the other hand, have gone off to a great start and have the quality and mentality to top the league.
Blistering pace and a smashing finish gives Marcelinho his 2nd goal!
90+4' Referee whistle for Full time. Watch below for all goals videos .
90+3' Chennaiyin are being given plenty of space, but they are mentally tired to exploit those.
90+2' Chennaiyin win a throw-in, but Riise, Mendy and Lalrinzuala want a kick about in their own half.
90+1' Chennaiyin players look defeated as they deny running. Succi seems to be the only player running as the others await the final whistle.
90' A poor decision from Mendy makes way for a chance, and Badji has a shot. Goal kick.
90' Mulder brings down Badji, and the Dynamos players want the Dutchman booked.
88' Lalchhawnkima has been a revelation this game, combining superbly with Pereira and Ongnam to create an outlet down the left flank. He definitely warrants a place in the starting line-up.
85' 21587 fans have showed up today. Despite the home side all but losing, the fans seem as enthused as they were at the start of the game.Chennaiyin fans are definitely a loyal bunch. Take note, Serie A?
84' GOOALLLL!! DELHI DYNAMOS SCORED. Zambrotta has got his third goal. Badji scores from a header as the Dynamos bench go berserk.
82' Malouda dictates the play as Chennaiyin look reluctant to launch a tackle.
80' SUBSTITUTION Malouda replaces Moura. Zambrotta so badly wants a third goal, it seems
Watch Delhi Second goal below:
79' Chennaiyin have seven outfield players behind the ball, and that prompts sideways passes from Dynamos.
78' Lalchhawnkima finds Badji, with Badji needing to beat only Mendy and Riise before having a crack at the goal, but the Chennaiyin skipper outmuscles him as the ball goes for the goalkick.
77' Riise brings down towering Senegalese forward Badji, but referee calls for a throw in in favour of Chennaiyin.
76' Dynamos prompt a counter-attack through Lewis, but a inch-perfect tackle from Wadoo averts the danger.
75' Dudu outmuscles Pereira and Ongnam before sending the ball to Hanghal. Hanghal finds Lalrinzuala and the youngster wins a throw in.
73' Senegalese forward Badji is warming up. Dynamos are refusing to not score a third goal.
71' SUBSTITUTION! It has been a busy night for Augusto. The Brazilian is replaced by Succi. Definitely a tactical substitution as the Brazilian had been producing a Major League Soccer-worthy performance today.
70' Succi is warming up for Chennaiyin as Dudu struggles in front of the goal.
69' SUBSTITUTION! Hanghal replaces Rane. A subpar performance from the number 10.
68' Dynamos are playing some interesting football with delicate passing, but Chennaiyin have proved resilient so farr. By the looks of things, a third goal for the visitors is imminent.
65' Lalrinzuala finds Dudu inside the penalty area, but he spurns the opportunity again before Mulder leaped only to have no contact with the ball. Chennaiyin are suddenly playing better, with more movement in the final third.
CORNER KICKS: Chennai 3-5 Delhi
64' Lalrinzuala sends in a low cross, but is cleared for a throw in. Riise's throw is reminiscent of Ryan Shawcross, but Dynamos clear the danger.
SHOTS ON GOAL: Chennai 4-6 Delhi
61' Lalrinzuala has replaced Mohanraj again. Materazzi's decision to hand him another appearance shows his faith in the youngster. India's Arsene Wenger, maybe?
60' BOOKING! Yellow card for Pereira. The goalscorer does not mind getting one, though.
60' Pereira brings down Sahni and has been promptly booked. The resulting freekick finds Dudu, who yet again heads it over the bar.
59' Augusto finds Wadoo on the right, but the Indian's heavy touch means Chakrabarti forces a throw in.
Ball Possession: Chennai 52%-48% Delhi
57' Augusto is easily the best player in a Chennaiyin shirt. If he has a Lewis or Pereira operating ahead of him, he will register at least a couple of assists. He only has Sahni, who resides in Lalchhawnkima's pocket, though.
56' Riise with a tough challeneg on Gadze. Fans are loving it!
55' Chennaiyin win a corner. Mulder takes it. Augusto takes control of the ball and feeds Rane, whose shot is blocked.
53' Augusto dictates the play like no other player on the pitch,but he is getting little to no support from his colleagues as they struggle to hold the ball, let alone stringing a few passes together.
52' YELLOW CARD! Augusto has been yellow carded for his challenge on Moura. The player stays down for a while but musters enough strength to take the resulting freekick.
51' Mulder swings in a cross, but Ongnam clears the danger.
50' Dudu has been broughr down. Mulder takes the freekick.
49' SUBSTITUTION : Edathodika is replaced by Lalchhawnkima.
48' Stretchers were hauled onto the pitch,but Edathodika shrugs off injury concerns as he walks off the pitch. Lalchhawnkima is warming up.
47' Anas Edathodika is down.
46' The second half gets underway with Chennaiyin FC trailing 2-1. Can they find a way back into the game? Let's find out!
No changes for both the teams.
Half time Summary : Lewis and Pereira have proved too pacy to be handled by the Chennaiyin fullbacks. If it were not for Mendy and Kerr, Chennaiyin would now be at least five goals down.
Chennai really need to change things especially at left back where Mohanraj is having a nightmare. Let's see what the second half has in store for us!
Zambrotta's press conference was rather dull when compared to that of Materazzi, but the former Barcelona defender has chosen to prove his credentials on the pitch rather than in front of microphones.
45+1' HALF-TIME Chennaiyin go into the half-time break with a one goal deficit.
45' One minute has been added.
44' With Pereira and Lewis bossing the left and right flank superbly with their pace, Chennaiyin ought to be a tad more cautious whilst attempting an audacious pass for Dynamos will punish them with their splendid counter-attacking game once they lose possession.
43' Perhaps, Mendy will fancy seeing a Mendoza on the other side of the pitch after seeing all of his efforts at hoofing the ball up ending in vain.
Chennai First Goal
41' Lewis finds plenty of time on the ball, with the Machans defenders expecting an offside, but he spends way too much time on the ball for Kerr to steal the ball off his studs.
40' Despite Augusto's efforts, Chennaiyin are being beaten in every duel in the midfield.
38' Pereira brings down Augusto and Mulder sends the resulting free kick into the penalty area, but Dynamos have proven too compact to break.
Delhi Dynamos First Goal
37' Mendy hoofs the ball up, but Dynamos instantly punish him for his crime against the game as Lewis has one more shot on target. Kerr coolly saves it.
35' Chennaiyin are no hurry to claim an equaliser, with Wadoo, Mendy, and Riise passing amongst themselves.
34' GOOALLL!! DELHI DYNAMOS SCORED. Delhi scored against the run of play, but a brilliant left footed striker from Marcelino restores the lead. Quick response from the visitors.
29' GOOALLL!!! DUDU SCORED FOR HOST. Dynamos string passes together delightfully, but Chennaiyin kill them on the counter after Emerson's cross had been dealt with. Dudu beats Santana in a one-on-one.
29' None of Nallapan's crosses find a blue shirt, and the home side's full-backs are having a frustrating game so far.
28' Gadze dribbles past five Chennaiyin shirts, but it needs a Mendy clearance to stop him from having a shot on goal. Goalscorer Pereira takes it. Dynamos win another corner, but Chennaiyin clear the danger.
27' Chennaiyin have a mountain to climb, especially with Zambrotta's men already being the better side.
25' GOOALLLL!!! Delhi Dynamos Scored . Pereira converts from the spot. The visitors take the lead.
25' PENALTY FOR DELHI. Tebar finds a white shirt in the penalty box, but Kerr brings him down. The referee points to the spot.
23' Lalpekhlua sprays a pass to his left but, as Dude reaches the ball,the flag goes up.
22' Dynamos' passes have been pinpoint, albeit mostly sideways.
20' Chennaiyin cannot handle Dynamos' press. Augusto has been brought down by Gadze, and either player enter a war of words. Referee intervenes as the game continues.
18' Dudu and Jeje Lalpekhlua combine to tear down the Dynamos defence but, with the penalty box crammed with six white shirts, Chennaiyin could do nothing but have an audacious shot that flies over the bar.
17' Mulder finds Dudu near the edge of the box, but the Nigerian's poor first touch means Santana takes control of the situation.
15' A Pereira flicks offers plenty of time to Ongnam. Ongnam sends in a cross, but Kerr averts the danger.
14' Dynamos are bossing the midfield
12' GOAL! Mendy commits a houler that results in Lewis taking full advantage of the situation. Kerr deals with the initial shot superbly, but he could only watch as the Dynamos goalscorer rounds him.
But the referee rules out the goal.
10' Dynamos have proved a solid defensive unit. Most of the Chennaiyin's chances have come out of hoofing the ball up, but Lalpekhlua finds enough space to have a shot on target. Santa blocks it, with the ball falling onto the Indian striker, who gives away a goalkick
9' Rane takes the corner, but Mendy's resulting header travels inches past the post.
9' Rane has been lively so far. The former Indian youth international sprays a pass to Mohanraj who send in a low cross into the penalty area. Chennaiyin win a corner.
8' Mulder is brought down and Chennaiyin seem to have settled into the game. A corner is swung into the penalty area but Dudu heads it over the bar for a freekick.
7' Dynamos' defence is compact as Chennaiyin are hardly registering any pass in the final third.
5' Emerson takes a shot from outside the penalty box but his effort has a deflection from a Chennaiyin player as the ball goes for a corner.
4' Chennaiyin are greatly resorting to scoofing the ball up whilst Dynamos are building up awesomely thanks to the wizardry of Emerson.
3' Chennaiyin take a poor corner that leads to a Dynamos counter-attack. Emerson and Lewin combine to create a chance but Pereira squanders the chance. Chennaiyin superbly deal with the resulting corner.
2' CHANCE! Sahni tries his luck from the edge of the box but Santa parries it away for a corner.
1' Mendy tries finding Lalpekhlua from deep but Dynamos clear for the throw in.
1' Lalpekhlua and Omagbemi gets things going in Chennai.
6:56 pm Mendy leads the home side whilst Spaniard Santana skippers Dynamos.
6:54 pm The players are out of the tunnel! We will have the National Anthem before the kick off!
6:52 pm Fun fact: Chennaiyin's starting line-up features players from seven different nationalities and from four different continents.
6:42 pm Chennaiyin's theme song Suthi Podu is pumping the crowd up. The stadium is still half empty, but the fans have been vocal so far. It is a shame such a loyal fan base will be deprived of FIFA U-17 World Cup action.
6:36 pm Zambrotta's line-up induces shock with former France international and Chelsea player Florent Malouda named amongst the substitutes.
6:35 pm Materazzi has included Mohanraj in his line-up in the wake of the 19-year-old AIFF Elite Academy product Lalrinzuala giving away a penalty in the Kolkata game. Succi makes way for I-League veteran Dudu. Otherwise, it is an unchanged line-up from the Sunday's game.
6:30 pm Teams are out ..
Chennaiyin FC lineup
Duwayne Kerr(GK), Nallappan Mohanraj, Bernard Mendy(C), John Arne Riise, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Baljit Sahni, Hans Mulder, Raphael Augusto, MacPherlin Dudu Omagbemi, Jayesh Rane, Jeje Lalpekhlua.
Delhi Dynamos FC lineup
Antonio Doblas Santana(GK/C), Rubén González Rocha, Chinglesana Konsham Singh, Souvik Chakraborty, Anas Edathodika, Milan Singh, Marcos Tébar, Emerson Gomes de Moura, Kean Lewis, Marcelo Leite Pereira, Richard Gadze.
6:23 pm John Arne Riise chant is echoing in the nook and corner of the stadium thanks to a good number of Chennaiyin supporters being Liverpool fans.
6:19 pm Fans seem to be on Nallapan Mohanraj's back despite the player being largely at fault for the poor display in Kolkata.
6:16 pm Chennaiyin have come out, with Marco Materazzi leading the pre-match warm up.
6:15 pm Chennai are coming off a 2-2 draw with Atletico de Kolkata whilst the visitors open their ISL campaign in the southern city.
The match has been billed as the Battle of the World Cup winners.
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6:13 pm Welcome to another ISL live commentary. This is Ashish Negi. Chennaiyin take on Delhi Dynamos in the first home of their Indian Super League campaign. Only a few seats in the Marina Arena is filled as things stand, but the stadium will definitely be set alight by one of the most loyal fanbases in the league in a few minutes from now.
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Published: Thu Oct 06, 2016 08:59 PM IST